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Des de Moor
Best beer and travel writing award 2015, 2011 -- British Guild of Beer Writers Awards
Accredited Beer Sommelier
Writer of "Probably the best book about beer in London" - Londonist
"A necessity if you're a beer geek travelling to London town" - Beer Advocate
"A joy to read" - Roger Protz
"Very authoritative" - Tim Webb.
"One of the top beer writers in the UK" - Mark Dredge.
"A beer guru" - Popbitch.
Des de Moor

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Deschutes/Hair of the Dog Conflux No 1 Collage

Deschutes / Hair of the Dog Conflux No 1 — Collage

Top Tastings 2012

ABV: 11.6% Origin: Bend, Oregon, USA Website: www.deschutesbrewery.com, www.hairofthedog.com

Two of the best known and highest achieving craft breweries in the general vicinity of Portland, Oregon, got together to produce this long anticipated collaboration beer. Over two years in the […]

Pelican Kiwanda Cream Ale

Beer sellers: Beermongers

ABV: 5.4% Origin: Pacific City, Oregon, USA Website: http://pelicanbrewery.com

Pelican Kiwanda Cream Ale

US craft brewers, particularly West Coast ones, are known to beer fans in Europe primarily as producers of extreme beers – hyper-hopped, ultra gravity, wild fermented monsters that have preferably spent two years maturing in a bourbon barrel. […]

Logsdon Seizoen

Beer sellers: Beermongers

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Hood River, Oregon, USA Website: http://farmhousebeer.com

Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Brewery

Dave Logsdon has more than an average brewer’s interest in yeast – he was a founder of renowned yeast culture supplier Wyeast, as well as being the original brewer at what’s now one of Oregon’s most successful craft […]

Caldera IPA

Beer sellers: Beermongers

ABV: 6.1% Origin: Ashland, Oregon, USA Website: www.calderabrewing.com

Caldera IPA

Of all the taboos that craft brewers in the United States have systematically busted, the notion of craft beer in a can is arguably one of the most challenging. It certainly was to me. I listened with some incredulity when the […]

Full Sail Session Lager

Top Tastings 2011, Beer sellers: The Beermongers

ABV: 5.1% Origin: Hood River, Oregon, USA Website: www.fullsailbrewing.com

Full Sail Session Lager

While beer geeks are bedazzled by the extremities of American brewing, it’s important to remember that the pheonomenal growth of the craft beer sector in the USA is mainly based not on hop […]

Bend Hop-Head Imperial India Pale Ale

Top Tastings 2011, Beer sellers: The Beermongers

ABV: 9% Origin: Bend, Oregon, USA Website: www.bendbrewingco.com

Bend Hop-Head Imperial India Pale Ale

My trip to one of the US’s top craft beer cities, Portland, Oregon, in Autumn 2011 could easily have accounted for half my Top Tastings of the year, but to spread things […]

Rogue XS Imperial Stout

First published in BEER January 2008 as part of a piece about imperial stouts. For more imperial stouts see previous post.

ABV: 11 per cent Origin: Newport, Oregon, USA Website www.rogueales.com

Rogue XS Imperial Stout

Founded in 1988, Rogue are now a mainstay of the craft brewing hotbed of the Pacific Northwest and among […]

Hair of the Dog Adam

Top Tastings 2009, Beer sellers: The Beermongers

ABV: 10% Origin: Portland, Oregon, USA Website: www.hairofthedog.com

Hair of the Dog Adam

 

Hair of the Dog, founded in 1993 by Alan Sprints, is now known as one of the most adventurous and consistently high-hitting breweries in the craft brewing heartland of the Pacific Northwest. They […]

Rogue Brutal Bitter

Originally published in What’s Brewing August 2003

Origin: Newport, Oregon, USA ABV: 6.5 per cent Buy from specialist shops, festivals, Only Fine Beer (tel 020 7265 8388, www.onlyfinebeer.co.uk)

Rogue Brutal Bitter

Rogue Ales, based in the Pacific Northwest, a heartland of US craft brewing, is one of the more established of the new generation […]